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slicker1

[slik-er] /ˈslɪk ər/
noun
1.
a long, loose oilskin raincoat.
2.
any raincoat.
3.
Informal.
  1. a swindler; a sly cheat.
  2. city slicker.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; slick1 + -er1
Related forms
slickered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slickered

slicker

/ˈslɪkə/
noun
1.
(informal) a sly or untrustworthy person (esp in the phrase city slicker)
2.
(US & Canadian) a shiny raincoat, esp an oilskin
3.
a small trowel used for smoothing the surfaces of a mould
Derived Forms
slickered, adjective
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Word Origin and History for slickered

slicker

n.

1851, "tool for smoothing leather," from slick (v.). Meaning "waterproof raincoat" is from 1884; sense of "clever and crafty person" is from 1900.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slickered

slick as a whistle

adverb phrase

Very adroitly; cleverly: She played that horn slick as a whistle (1830+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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